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Raymond Rowe pleads guilty in Christy Mirack murder case, sentenced to life without parole

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Raymond Rowe has pleaded guilty in the Christy Mirack murder case.

Rowe, also known as DJ Freez, was charged with raping and killing Mirack in her East Lampeter Township home 25 years ago.

The Lancaster District Attorney says Raymond Rowe pleaded guilty to 1st degree murder and was sentenced to life without parole plus 60-120 years.


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On June 25, Rowe was arrested at his home and charged with Mirack's murder after more than 25 years of the case going cold after prosecutors say his DNA matched DNA found at the murder scene.

On the morning of December 21st 1992, police say Mirack, a 25-year-old school teacher, was brutally murdered in her East Lampeter Township apartment.

For 25 years, investigators and the DA's office investigated Christy's case, but did not make any arrests until June 2018.

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According to District Attorney Craig Stedman, DNA testing and genealogy were used to connect Rowe to Christy's murder.

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Rowe was also charged with rape, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse and burglary.

Rowe also goes by the stage name DJ Freez and ran an entertainment company, Freez Entertainment, that was popularly used for weddings and events across the Central PA area.

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